#1 A New Year

Just for fun πŸ™‚ This is a personal blog where I hope to write about various things that interest me throughout the year. I have no specific content plans, I just want to see what unfolds as the days go by. Carnet, is French for notebook. 365 is the number of days in the year…

#199 Laughter and Light

Last night there was the sounds of laughter coming from every direction in the house. Some was tinkling, a tad was raucous πŸ™‚ It was lovely. Layers of the sounds of happiness that seemed to lighten up the entire place, even though it was evening and the sun had long since set. xo

#198 It’s okay.

It’s okay to try something different. It’s alright to try something new. The comfort of the known can call you and it’s okay to enjoy the familiar. This life is ours to be lived in joy. It’s true things will not always be perfect. It’s alright to feel the myriad of human emotions, they are…

#197 Music 🎢

Music is balm for the frazzled. It soothes and mourns alongside the broken hearted. It’s the soundtrack for fun, joy and every single emotion or situation you can think of. I am grateful for music πŸ’œ Stimpy πŸ’œ

#196 Frustration.

I often wonder how other people handle frustration in life. I’m usually wondering about this when I’m experiencing a high level of frustration myself and yes, I’m the kind of person who will google the question pertaining to whatever it is that I’m frustrated about πŸ˜‰ Chances are that someone has written about it and…

#195 Walking.

Sunday slipped by me. I went for quite a long walk in the morning. It was lovely just walking and listening to some favourite tunes through my headphones. There were plenty of birds, and while it was cold the sun was shining quite brightly. During the crescendo of a song, a brightly coloured Twenty Eight…

#194 A Mary Jane Quest.

Today I went into the city on the train with my Daughter. We went to Taka’s Kitchen, our best-loved Japanese restaurant for lunch. Our order is usually the same, one chicken ramen and one small ginger pork and whatever we are drinking. Today we got a side order of samosas, unusual fare in a Japanese…

#193 Killer Cooking.

Today I have been perusing the pages of The Little French Cookbook that I borrowed from the library. It’s a lovely little book full of information and classic french recipes. Most of my cookbooks are still in boxes in the garage because I need more bookshelves and I honestly thought we’d move twelve months after…

#192 Patterns

Sometimes there are patterns in our days, in the way we do certain things. Patterns in our choices, our world is full of patterns. The way a loved ones mouth curves upwards in a smile and there eyes crinkle at the corners. You can choose to make patterns of love in your life by making…

#191 The Unexpected.

Today saw us bundling off to an appointment for me. I had to have a Stress ECG. It wasn’t too awful and they found something a bit unusual, I’m not sure what it’s called or even if it has a name. I do know I have to have another test. Anyway I’ll know more when…

#190 Pictures

It has come to my attention that I have been quite frugal with pictures lately. I’m going to try and include at least one picture with each post for the rest of July. Every now and again I look through the albums on my phone. The pictures hold so many memories and I’m especially surprised…